Thursday, April 7, 2011
One parent's suggestion for "21st century skills" curriculum
Our schools say their focus is on teaching "21st Century Skills", incorporating digital devices into the classroom and offering several computer technology courses by the time a student reaches high school. However, as a parent, I wonder why a certain 8th grader never learned about the risk of viruses from free gaming sites or how to avoid accidentally buying $9.99 ring tone subscriptions for her cell phone. That would seem to be a critical "21st century skill" - how not to be scammed by the Internet!